First Home PC build for under $400

by Bobby B Posted on: 4/14/2020

Build Description

Just trying to build something semi-decent for around $400 to use for basic household browsing and light gaming. Just a filler system until a graphics card can be added or to build something better. Suggestions are kindly welcomed

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Picasso 3.6GHz Quad-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD CPU Ryzen 3 3200G Picasso 3.6GHz Quad-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $79.99
I feel like this is the best budget CPU currently
ASUS B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
ASUS Motherboard B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $89.99
Upgraded the board a bit from the lower B450's. This one seems pretty nice.
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Crucial RAM Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $72.99
Starting with 2x16 ram, decent speeds to overclock later and can add 2 more down the line to match for not much.
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L mATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black
Cooler Master Case MasterBox Q300L mATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $49.99
Just cheap and decent looking. My favorite option.
Thermaltake Smart Series 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Thermaltake Power Supply Smart Series 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $44.99
Cheap 500W power supply. Not running a GPU so 500 should be overkill and maybe even fine with a card later..
SanDisk Extreme PRO 500GB SSD 3D NAND PCIe NVME Gen 3 x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive
SanDisk M.2 SSD Extreme PRO 500GB SSD 3D NAND PCIe NVME Gen 3 x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $79.99
Fast and Cheap M.2 SSD with enough storage